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Coupling efficiency of laser beam to multimode fiber for free space optical communication
Author(s): Suguru Arisa; Yoshihisa Takayama; Hiroyuki Endo; Ryosuke Shimizu; Mikio Fujiwara; Masahide Sasaki

Paper Abstract

Recently, the free space optical (FSO) communications have been widely studied as an alternative for large capacity communications and its possible implementation in satellite and terrestrial laser links. In satellite communications, clouds can strongly attenuate the laser signal that would lead to high bit-error rates or temporal unavailability of the link. To overcome the cloud coverage effects, often site diversity technique is implemented. When using multiple ground stations though, simplified optical system is required to allow the usage of more flexible approaches. In terrestrial laser communications, several methods for optical system simplification by using a multimode fiber (MMF) have been proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105630Y (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304222
Show Author Affiliations
Suguru Arisa, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Yoshihisa Takayama, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Hiroyuki Endo, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Ryosuke Shimizu, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Mikio Fujiwara, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Masahide Sasaki, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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